thawed


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thaw

 (thô)
v. thawed, thaw·ing, thaws
v.intr.
1. To change from a frozen solid to a liquid by gradual warming.
2. To lose stiffness, numbness, or impermeability by being warmed: left the frozen turkey out until it thawed; thawed out by sitting next to the stove.
3. To become warm enough for snow and ice to melt.
4. To become less formal, aloof, or reserved.
v.tr.
To cause to thaw.
n.
1. The process of thawing.
2. A period of warm weather during which ice and snow melt.
3. A relaxation of reserve, restraints, or tensions.

[Middle English thawen, from Old English thawian.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thawed - no longer frozen solid; "the thawed ice was treacherous"
liquified, melted, liquid - changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
2.thawed - no longer frozen; "the thawed ground was muddy"
unfrozen - not frozen; "unfrozen ground"
References in classic literature ?
This is done in spring time, when the frosts have thawed and the ground is soft.
She led me to her lodge; my heart was thawed by her kindness, and my eyes burst forth with tears; like the frozen fountains in springtime.
It is probable that much of the snow at these great heights is evaporated rather than thawed.
Messner took the thawed salmon outside and fed his dogs.
A few sticks of driftwood furnished them with a fire that thawed down through the ice and left them to eat supper in the dark.
So snug and warm was it, that he was loath to leave it when Francois distributed the fish which he had first thawed over the fire.
In the daytime it thawed in the sun, but at night there were even seven degrees of frost.
Daylight, between mouthfuls, fed chunks of ice into the tin pot, where it thawed into water.
These, thawed and warmed in the frying-pan, constituted their meal.
In practice, researchers from UCLouvain will carry out soil coring to compare the frozen and thawed part.
Just like with food thawed in cold water, food thawed in the microwave should be cooked immediately.
prawns, squid and mussels), thawed 150g frozen cooked mussels (also known as mussel meats), thawed 100g frozen large cooked peeled prawns, thawed 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped fresh or frozen parsley Vegetables, to serve Plain dried couscous, to serve 1 Spray a large, deep non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat.